HHCC Membership

A Hart House Chess Club membership is $25 per year and can be purchased by undergraduate or graduate students of The University of Toronto from The Hart House Hub on the main floor of Hart House. Alumni from any university are eligible to purchase a Hart House Chess Club membership. Please see the Hart House membership guidelines for further information. ***Notice, this year (2021-2022) because of the lockdown at the University of Toronto, we’ve moved all club activities online. Since we are no longer using the Hart House Facility membership has been “free” and individuals wiling to participate in the club can join us through our Discord, please send us a message on this website if you want to join!

Perks of Being a Hart House Chess Club Member *** Changed/No longer available during the pandemics 

  • A really cool free Hart House Chess Club T-Shirt *** 
  • Playing facilities at Hart House ***
  • Free entry to our Simultaneous Chess Exhibitions. In a simul, a chess master plays several opponents at the same time *** switched to online 
  • The opportunity, for students who are eligible, to qualify to compete on our Hart House Team at The Canadian University Chess Championship and The Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship
  • Borrowing privileges of the Club’s excellent library of chess literature
  • Access to the Club’s equipment – chess clocks, boards and sets *** physical sets no longer available 
  • Free food – Pizza on pizza days and popcorn and punch on movie days *** No longer meeting physically 
  • Free entry to weekly chess lessons for novice and intermediate skill level players taught by the club’s coaches
  • Free entry to lectures by top Canadian and international chess professionals hosted by the Club Free entry in The Hart House Chess Club Championship tournament
  • Free entry in the Hart House Chess Club rapid and blitz tournaments with prizes